I had an appointment this morning with an employment agency and I think it went well. When I got home I had to deal with email problems. For the second time someone has tried to hack into my email and I’ve had to call to have them reset my password. I just took care of this last Friday, and then was locked out all weekend. After spending an hour on the phone with ATT I got back into email and found a message, poorly written in all lower case from a prospective employer.
I almost deleted it, thinking it was spam, but I kept reading and it turns out it was legit. I’d answered an ad for a personal assistant position. And this was my interview. It basically said so in the email. The Boss explained a little more about what he needed. But at the end he asked that if I was interested I would answer a few basic questions and email it back to him immediately. Which I did. As I said it was rambling and poorly punctuated and what I didn’t notice was what he was willing to pay. I just went back and re read the letter. Mind this would be part time and work from home type of job. He’s offering $300 (US) per week. Apparently the Boss needs someone immediately while he is in France. By immediately, he means tomorrow. I expect to hear from him tomorrow.
So he’s offering me roughly $15,000 a year. To be a personal assistant, available seven days a week, running personal errands, paying his bills while he is out of town, making appointments and travel arrangements. It’s a great part time deal, I have to agree, but I don’t know that I can accept $300, can I come back with a counter offer? This whole thing is so unorthodox I’m not sure I should just accept the offer flat out.
I’m sort of excited about accepting this job. Any job. But I don’t want to sell myself short either.